Education

PhD in Chemistry, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Advisor: Professor Jeffrey Moore)

BS in Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

BS in Brain and Cognitive Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Research Interests

The Janowicz group focuses on using technology and the Internet to enhance learning in organic chemistry. We study adaptive technology, cognitive load, attention, motivation, and the effects of technology on student performance both quantitatively and qualitatively. We are also working to create a personalized teaching approach through the Internet.

Group Activities

Phil Janowicz gives an invited talk at 241st ACS National Meeting, titled "The Megastudent Classroom: Teaching One Million Students at Once"

Phil Janowicz presents for a focus group at ACS National Meeting on Using Technology in Organic Chemistry

Phil Janowicz is serving on the Program Committee for the National ACS Division of Chemical Education from 2011-2013

Recent Publications

Moore, Jeffrey S.; Janowicz, Philip A. "Chemistry Goes Global in the Virtual World" Nature Chemistry 2009, 1, 2-4. DOI: 10.1038/nchem.138

Wackerly, Jay Wm.; Janowicz, Philip A.; Ritchey, Joshua A.; Caruso, Mary M.; Elliott, Erin L.; Moore, Jeffrey S. "Using the Cambridge Structural Database To Teach Molecular Geometry Concepts in Organic Chemistry" J. Chem. Educ. 2009, 86, 460-464.